TL5875 : Northfield Windmill, Soham

taken 3 years ago, near to Soham, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Northfield Windmill, Soham
Northfield Windmill, Soham
This is the bottom level that is built in brick and supports the smock mill framing above. The great spur wheel, stone nuts and governors are overhead at this level with the stones in the first level of the smock mill proper. This level contains various items removed from the mill when the sails and fan tail were removed for renovation. Just right of centre is a quern, an earlier form of hand worked mill stone.

The mill is a small hexagonal smock mill built originally as a fen drainage mill and moved here c1834 and mounted on a brick plinth as a corn mill. The mill was restored in the 1990s but had never worked due to curb distortion. The sails were removed in 2014 leaving the stocks. The fantail had been removed earlier. The mill will hopefully be restored over the coming years. See TL5875 : Soham, Northfield Mill
Northfield or Shade Windmill
Formerly an eighteenth century drainage smock mill it was moved to the current site around 1834, elevated on a hexagonal brick base and converted to grind corn.
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Saturday, 14 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Friday, 23 February, 2018
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5871 7509 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:21.0545N 0:19.7272E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5871 7509
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